White Lightning Chili

"This recipe's from my distant cousin. She made this during our family reunion. This is a tweaked version that has some meaty pinto beans and some chipotle chili powder running through it to give it some nice smokiness. Don't worry about the amount of spices. It may seem like a lot, but in the end, it's really not. Preparation time does not include the time you cook the chicken."
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  • Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and saute 5-6 minutes.
  • While sauteeing, add a pinch of kosher salt and a little fresh cracked pepper (just to give the onions a little chance.).
  • Add the garlic and saute 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth, the navy beans, the pepper, the oregano, the cumin, and the chipotle chili powder.
  • Mash the can of pinto beans with a potato masher.
  • Stir into the soup.
  • Stir in chicken and chilis.
  • Simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • Garnish, and serve.

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Hi! Thank you for visiting my page! Cooking is my favorite hobby. My style of cooking is Eclectic American. America is full of food diversity, and I incorporate Italian, Mexican, and Spanish cuisines into what I make. My dad and I make "Jambasta" (jambalaya+ penne pasta), "Philly Cheesesteak Tacos", and other great-tasting foods. This is how I rate the recipes on this site: 5- Totally awesome. I will definitely make it again. 4.5- Recipezaar does not have this rating, but I round it up to 5. This means the recipe was delicious, but there were some teeny tiny problems that could be corrected. I would certainly make it again. 4- Tasted great, but there were some minor problems (too rich, too salty, too sweet, etc.) I will make it again, but with some minor corrections. 3- Tasted OK; not what I expected. Might not make it again. 2- Tasted bad; will not make it again. 1- Tasted terrible; lots of problems; will never make it again. I rarely give below a 4. I'm learning to open my palate to the world around me. I also want to be kind to the chefs here at 'Zaar. I love spicy food. I have to have it every month. My favorite restaurant... PF Changs! They have the best egg drop soup I have ever tasted. Their lettuce wraps are addicting, too. When they give you the chili oil, I'm always generous with it, since I love spicy food. I treat it like pepper.
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